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The Courage to Live

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Her name was Elizabeth, she said, but people called her Ellie.…

Disability Rights Advocate Alex Elegudin

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Alex Elegudin is an attorney, President of Wheeling Forward and…

Brooklyn Door Policy Changes

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Effective Monday, April 23, the ICS Brooklyn office door will…

Neighborhood Care: Close to Where You Live

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At ICS, we believe that a key element of knowing our members…
ICS Member Veta Walters at 110 years old.

ICS Member Profile: Veta Walters

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At 110 years, ICS member Veta Walters has lived a lot. While physically frail, Veta emanates warmth and still has the spirit to tease her doctor, who visits her regularly at home. Asked why she believes she has lived so long, Veta told us, “Because people have always taken good care of me. My mother, whose name was Rosa, really took good care of me. And now she takes good care of me,” Veta added, pointing at her ICS social worker.

DIY Culture - Making Life More Accessible

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We’ve all been wowed by cutting edge assistive technologies, but even more eye-opening is the fact that if they are available they are not covered at all Medicaid, Medicare or other insurance.

When Memory Fails—Caring for a loved one with dementia

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When a parent, friend, spouse or sibling has dementia it can be—pick your adjective—frustrating, frightening, exhausting, overwhelming, confusing and sad. As your loved one loses his or her memory and the ability to function independently, it naturally evokes strong emotions.